Senior Services Programs
Most older adults wish to remain independent, preferably staying in their own, familiar homes. Senior Services’ programs, such as Transportation, Meals on Wheels and Minor Home Repair allow elders to be as independent as possible by providing necessary support services.
Promoting Health & Wellness
Physical fitness, a healthy diet, socialization, and engagement are important to positive aging. Senior Services’ Health and Wellness programs ensure that seniors have exercise classes, dining programs, and a variety of activities. Our seven senior centers are the hubs for these programs and are strongly supported by the communities around them.
Information & Advocacy
Senior Services knows that good information is critical, often difficult to find, and sometimes hard to interpret without a counselor/advocate. That is why we have created some of the most comprehensive information and advocacy programs in King County. Our programs address the complex needs and challenges related to health concerns, economic issues, and general well-being of seniors and their families.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
In 2013 our Meals on Wheels program delivered nearly 400,000 meals to homebound seniors across King County. In our decades of operation, we have never maintained a waiting list or turned away a senior in need of meals. Mobility challenges that make it difficult or impossible to shop or prepare food can easily force a senior into an assisted living program. In many cases, Meals on Wheels enables them to remain in their own homes, as most seniors prefer.
This lifesaving program is just one of the ways Senior Services contributes to the health and well-being of elders in our community.
By 2025, the number of seniors in King County will double, representing 23 percent of King County's total population. In addition, the number of seniors living in poverty will more than double at that time. Our Aging Your Way initiative seeks to work with local residents to build the communities and resources they would like to see in the future. We welcome community input and participation in our meetings and conferences as well as financial support and volunteer efforts.